Is the New Toyota Harrier a Preview of the Next Lexus RX?

So now that the first photos of the new 2014 Harrier have been released, is this our first look at the next Lexus RX?

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The Lexus RX crossover is basically a rebadged JDM-spec Toyota Harrier. So now that the first photos of the new 2014 Harrier have been released, is this our first look at the next Lexus RX?
In the past the Harrier and RX have been almost identical, so it’s expected that the next RX will look a lot like the crossover that you see here, but of course it will need the Lexus spindle grille and badges. Overall the greenhouse of the new Harrier is pretty close to the current RX, but outback it gets a sportier rear end with slender taillights and an integrated spoiler.

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Toyota says that the next Harrier will be introduced in Japan in the winter, so we’ll have to wait and see if that means a new Lexus RX is also right around the corner.

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Source: Toyota via Car Watch